Count Folke Bernadotte - the Swedish royal who helped save thousands during World War Two

As we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we are taking a look at a less known royal who helped save thousands during World War II – including hundreds of Danish Jews from concentration camps – Count Folke Bernadotte. Folke Bernadotte (b. 1895) was the son of Prince Oscar and Princess Ebba of Sweden and the grandson of King Oscar II and Queen Sofia of…
Read more

Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

George IV ascended the British throne 200 years ago today. Here, Royal Central’s Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at the life of the Regent who finally got to reign.   The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and…

Royal Wedding Rewind: George IV and Caroline of Brunswick

We all love a groom who cries as his bride walks towards him, and when it’s a royal groom, it’s even better. However, rewind a couple of centuries, and a weeping prince at the altar was no laughing matter. For when George, Prince of Wales and king in waiting wed Caroline of Brunswick on 8 April 1795 the tears of the groom were a public demonstration of his unhappiness in a marriage…
Read more
British RoyalsFeaturesHistory

Death of a King: George III

He remains Britain’s longest ruling king but the real character of the monarch whose reign ended exactly two centuries ago remains shrouded by the long standing claim that he was mad. George III, whose time on the throne encompassed some of the biggest social changes…

The Controversial King: The Rise of George IV

On 29 January 1820, George IV ascended the throne to become the King of Great Britain. The oldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte, George IV is remembered for his role as Regent and style setter rather than his reign as King.  George IV’s lasting legacy…
British RoyalsFeaturesThe Kents

Personal secretary needed for The Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra

If you’ve ever dreamed of working directly with a member of the Royal Family, now is your chance. Princess Alexandra’s household is hiring for a “discreet” and experienced personal secretary based at her home in Richmond. The job requires 37.5 hours a week, Monday through Friday, and pays between £30,000 – £33,000, dependent on experience. As patron for more…
Read more

Diamonds galore and bright red nails: this week's other royal news

This week’s Royal Central podcast is all about the stories you didn’t get a chance to hear while everyone, and I do mean everyone, was concentrating on the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back as senior royals. From a royal who always seemed to be overshadowed to a ruler who can wear jewels like no other, we’ve got all the stories from across Europe.
Read more